"Chepaitis is a national treasure who has yet to be recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, because a category encompassing the gonzo, musically omniverous brilliance, and beatific, introspective sensitivity of the man has yet to be invented." -Kitty Montgomery

Events Calendar

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis

Fiddlefunk is an eclectic mix of original compositions and jazz standards played by pianist composer Chris Bakriges and violinist composer Stanley Chepaitis. They will be joined for this show by bassist Nathan Santos.

Friday, April 8, 2016
Coventry Inn, Indiana, PA

Chris Bakriges and Stanley Chepaitis play music from the Matisse Jazz series. Music starts at 9 PM . 


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Club Cafe Pittsburgh

Violinist Stanley Chepaitis, pianist Chris Bakriges, Guitarist John Stowell, and Bassist Jeff Grubbs, perform original works and standards, including music from the Matisse Project.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
DeCicco Room Cogswell Hall, IUP

Jazz Compositions for Violin and Piano by Christopher Bakriges. Chris and Stanley perform the works live while Matisse's iconic images are displayed.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
John F. Kennedy Auditorium at St Francis University, Loretto, PA

Matisse inspired Jazz for violin and piano by composer, Christopher Bakriges. The Concert begins at 7:30 PM in St Francis University's JFK center auditorium.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Gorell Hall, IUP

The Litton Quartet performs Quartets op.18 no.1 and op.132 of Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert is part of the Lively Arts "Sound Coices" Series. The Concert begins at 8 PM on March 22, 2016 in IUP's beautiful Gorell Hall. Op. 18 no.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
DeCicco Room Cogswell Hall

All six of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti performed by the IUP Orchestra under the direction of Stanley Chepaitis. Soloists include Dr.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Backstage Bar, Pittsburgh Cultural District

Gypsy Jazz with the Flying Dutchmen 5:00 to 7:30 PM  Saturday July 25

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Hasten Hebrew Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Stanley Chepaitis teaches and Performs at the Indy Music and Art Festival

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bop Stop at The Music Settlement, Cleveland, OH

Jazz and Matisse at the Bop Stop 2920 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland , OH  with Paul Samuels, Drums, Glenn Holmes, Bass, Stanley Chepaitis, Violin, and Chris Bakriges, Piano

7-9:30 PM Sunday June 28